Dr. Jane Mahoney and Betsy Abramson from The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) recently spoke on Wisconsin Public Radio about the types of programs that WIHA offers to support older adults and people living with chronic illnesses, as well as the many benefits of the programs. In collaboration with WIHA, the Health Innovation Program helped support the development of Healthy Living with Diabetes, one of the programs that they discuss in the interview.
The Health Innovation Program and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) recently partnered to launch a statewide learning event on diabetes care improvement. More than 125 representatives attended from 48 healthcare organizations across Wisconsin. The event was focused on diabetes care in the context of the Triple Aim: improving care, improving population health, and reducing cost.
Dr. Elizabeth Cox's project on family-centered tailoring of pediatric diabetes self-management resources was featured in the PCORI Regional Workshop on "The Power of Partnership in Research: Improving Healthcare Outcomes in the Midwest and Upper Plains" on June 18-19.
You can view the slides from Dr. Cox's presentation on the PCORI website.
In a recent study by Dr. Christine Everett et al. published in a Health Affairs special issue on redesigning the healthcare workforce, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) caring for patients with diabetes as part of a team with a physician had equivalent or better outcomes than patients cared for by physicians only.
Dr. Caprice Greenberg and Dr. Elizabeth Cox were each recently awarded contracts by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The Greenberg and Cox awards were among 71 projects awarded from a total of 570 proposals.
The Health Innovation Program (HIP) and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) partnered to present the July WCHQ Assembly meeting. The Assembly featured presentations and discussion about diabetes care in the context of the Triple Aim: improving care, improving population health, and reducing cost.